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crews in west virginia are holding out faint hope that the coal miners still trapped underground will emerge' life. >> here's what we know this morning. four miners are still missing. drills have been drilling holes into the mine to release all that built-up it was. family and friends gathered for a church service last night to pray for the victims. at least seven of the 25 bodies have been recover the so far. diane sawyer has the details from west virginia. >> reporter: 61 miners at the mine. it was a shift change. half were nearly out, half were taking over, going in, when the blast happened. and this was an explosion so horrific it picked up steel railings from the track and twisted them like molten pretzels. there is a shaft nearly 6,000 feet and at the end of it, a prayer that there's a sealed chamber where the unaccounted miners still might be alive, might be breathing. but to get to them they must drill through 1,200 feet. the community prays all night and day for their safety. stanley stewart had just started his shift 300 feet down when suddenly it went dark. >> the powe
our affiliates in richmond, virginia, and tampa, florida. >> florida's coastline gets an unexpected ally in barack obama. >> this announcement came as a shock especially to environmentalists. the president today announced his support for exploring and drilling for oil much closer to florida beaches. >> so today we're announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration. but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect america's natural resources. >> this map shows you where drilling is currently allowed. this sort of beige area there. the red sections represent the new areas the president wants to open up. as you can see, much closer to florida's east coast and west coast. if congress agrees, oil derricks could go up just about 125 miles off the beaches, down from the current limit of 234 miles. an anti-drilling protest had already been scheduled in st. petersburg. it was sheer coincidence that the president made this announcement today. the message from our gulf coast communities is pretty clear. any risk of an oil spill is unac
virginia. >> and just praying and hoping that, you know, that everything will turn out good. >> and the rescue teams' next steps. >>> and, fresh fruit and its health benefits. the surprising new research. it's thursday, april 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> a diplomat from qatar touched off a major uproar on a united airlines flight from washington, d.c. to denver. >> as abc's clayton sandell reports, fighter jets had to scramble. >> reporter: flashing lights broke the darkness on the tarmac of denver international airport, all over an apparent misunderstanding. authorities say united airlines flight 663 was about 40 minutes from denver when federal air marshals were alerted by a flight attendant of smoke coming from a restroom. sources tell abc news the marshals subdued the man who emerged after he allegedly said, "i'm lighting my shoes on fire." two jet fighters accompanied the plane to denver. police bomb disposal units met the plane on the ground. the man, identifie
explosion in west virginia and the hope that the missing miners are safe underground just waiting for rescuers. >> in this morning's "american landscape," last night's coverage from our charleston station wchs. >> from your capital city, this is eyewitness news. >> a deadly mine disaster in raleigh county is our top story tonight as we continue our coverage. >> the toughest part of this story is seeing the family members come in and out of the gates at massey energy at the mine site. and obviously they've been told, several of the family members of the miners that were killed in the explosion were coming in and out and they would stop their cars. you could see the raw emotion and the grief on their faces. this is terrible, terrible news for them and very difficult to deal with, obviously. the hope that is the miners are missing get to refuge shelters. those are the shelters that were required by law after the sago incident when all those miners died underground. so these refuge shelters are set to or said to be pretty close to where those missing miners were thought to be. if they
back to >>> welcome back to "world news now." students, staff, and community leaders at virginia tech will reflect on the deadliest american peace-time shooting in history, carried out by a single gunman. >> three years ago today the gunman killed 32 people and then himself. from the abc news vault, world news coverage from april 16th, 2007. >> a lone gunman carries out the worst mass murder in u.s. history. the total, 32 killed, many more wounded, and a nation in shock. >> schools should be placed as a safety and sanctuary in learning. when that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every american classroom and every american community. >> how could anyone do such a thing? tonight, campus tragedy. massacre at virginia tech. >> from abc news headquarters, this is "world news" with charles gibson. >> good evening. it is an act of evil on a scale that we've never seen in this country before. at 7:15 this morning in a virginia tech dormitory a lone gunman shot and killed two people, beginning what would become the deadliest shooting spree in u.s. history. more than two hours later
unstable there. >>> now to west virginia and another amendment to get into that mine in the hopes of finding those four missing miners. rescuers are once again in the mine trying to reach the area where those survivors might be. >> it is their second attempt to get there. the first failed yesterday. david kerley is in west virginia. david? >> reporter: the skies darkened here, the rains came, and the mood dampened. with the state of the four missing miners still a mystery. >> it looks doubtful. there's always hope. >> reporter: in the local diner a miner skipped over the news in the paper and went to the obituary page. some of his coal mining brothers, already recovered, are now being remembered. just down the street a scenef the deadly reality here. the local funeral home needed more caskets trucked in. as families poured in upstairs for the first visitation, funeral director rick quesenberry was trying to handle the grief and demand for his services. >> one reason it makes it difficult. the logistics. everybody wants the funeral at the same time, or -- it can be a problem, we're
of congress to do that. now may be the time. david kerley, abc news, montcoal, west virginia. >>> leaders from arrived the world have arrived in washington for today's summit on nuclear security hosted by the president. the goal is to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials within four years. it's a goal intelligence experts say may be unrealistic but necessary. >> time is not on our side. as long as you have terrorist groups and others with the intent, and not just groups. iran, north korea, other states. the world's got to treat the nuclear threats that we face with a much greater sense of urgency than we have in the last few years. >> in addition to attending the summit, president obama will host one on one meetings today with china's president, jordan's king, and the leaders of malaysia, ukraine and armenia. >>> teens and young women who regularly drink alcohol have a higher risk of benign breast disease in their 20s which is a leading risk factor for breast cancer. that's according to a study of 9,000 young women published this morning. those who reported drinking at least six days a week
of confidence in the police, they say they just need help. >>> thousands of people gathered in west virginia yesterday to pay tribute to 29 coal miners killed in that explosion earlier this month. president obama promised their families that he would honor their sacrifice by improving safety in the mines. rachel martin has more. >> reporter: 29 crosses, 29 lights, commemorating 29 lives lost and remembered. ♪ stand by me >> reporter: both the president and vice president traveled to beckley, west virginia, to pay tribute to the miners lost in the april 5th tragedy. in a community service full of memories and music. ♪ o say can you see >> all that hard work, all that hardship, all the time spent underground, it was all for the families. and so these miners lived as they died. in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: hundreds of people have come here looking for words of comfort from the president. mostly they have come to comfort each other and to share their own stories of loss. jean cook lost her nephew adam morgan in the mine and pays tribute to him in her own way. >> how old was
branch coal mine in west virginia today. they're waiting for crews to recover the bodies of nine miners killed in last week's explosi explosion. investigators will focus on the mine company's recent safety violations. the ceo defends his company's record, disputing accusations he puts profits ahead of safety. >>> on capitol hill a bill to extend unemployment benefits for another month cleared a big hurdle in the senate. four republicans joined democrats in a 60-34 vote to begin debate on the measure. if it's approved hundreds of thousands of people who are out of work can continue to get jobless benefits. critics complain it would add another $9 billion to the national debt. >>> wall streeters are celebrating a big milestone this morning. the dow opens nearly nine points higher above 11,000 for the first time in a year and a half. but is it a sial the rough economic times are really over? here's m oliver. >> reporter: investors took the bull by the horns and rode it past the 11,000 point mark monday. after days of flirtation, even hitting then dropping back below the mark on friday, on
? >>> regulators in west virginia released new coal mine safety guidelines today after investigating one of the worst disasters in the industry in decades. 29 miners were killed earlier this month after that underground explosion. new rules should call for better ventilation of methane gas. the president and vice president will be in west virginia sunday for a memorial service. >>> public health experts are pushing for new limits on the amount of salt we consume, forcing a cut-back on sodium in processed foods and restaurant meals. >> doctors say it is necessary because americans are not cutting back on their own. here's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: a pinch here, a dash there, and often a whole lot more. we're supposed to have no more than 2,300 milligrams of salt, about a teaspoon a day. look at what we eat. one of kfc's new sandwiches has more than half the sodium we're supposed to eat all day. this asian chicken crunch salad has more than a day's worth of salt. this chicken parm, well over the recommended daily amount. so the fda is now considering creating regulations, not recommenda
's executives appear before congress. >>> federal investigators are ready to enter the west virginia coal mine but are waiting for crews to recover the bodies of the last nine miners killed in last week's explosion. searchers are nearing the location where the bodies may be. once they are removed, investigators will finally be able to go underground. >>> police in tennessee say they are at a standoff with the woman who sent her adopted russian son back to his homeland because he was violent. torry hansen is refusing to speak to investigators unless she faces charges. they say it will be hard to file charges against her unless she talks to them. russian officials tell abc news the boy is somewhat stressed but has shown no evidence of violence or mental instability. >>> investigators have new clues about the plane crash that killed poland's president and members of the political elite. final communications between the pilot and control tower were released. as the body of poland's president lies in state this morning in warsaw, the country is in mourning. meanwhile, the investigation continues. h
has been carried out under the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: november 10th, 2009, marks the day they found the closest thing to justice the system could offer. john allen muhammad was put to death, executed by lethal injection. but to a 27-year-old animal control officer in baton rouge, louisiana, by the name of lindbergh williams, november 10th has a very different meaning. it's the day williams visited death row with a two-hour visitor's pass and one simple goal. to get to know the stranger inside. the killer who was his father. what was it like seeing him on death row? >> it was weird. we stood there. just looked at each other for about -- i want to say a good three minutes. no words said, no anything. i think we both were doing the same thing. like, that's my nose. you have my ears. we both checked each other out. >> reporter: williams is part of a tiny fraternity of children forever marked by infamous fathers. one of charles manson's three sons, michael bruener, granted a rare interview years ago. >> scared of you? >> i wouldn't say scared. >> i went back and
be the only way. rachel martin, abc news, washington. >>> the company that owns the west virginia coal mine where 29 men died has now offered each family a $3 million cash settlement. massey energy has offered them a large insurance payout, health coverage for family members, and college payments for children. and the company says accepting the money won't bar them from taking legal action. one widow has already filed suit. >>> there is a new weapon for men with advanced prostate cancer. now that the fda has approved a vaccine called prevenge. doctors are stressing it's intended to serve as an addition, not a replacement, to current cancer-fighting methods like chemotherapy and radiation. what makes this vaccine unique is it trains a patient's immune system to fight tumors. >> this is something investigators have been trying decades to try to accomplish, that is, to try to use the immune system to fight cancer. >> in tests the new treatment helped men live an average of four months longer. some lived years longer. the treatment is expensive with a price tag of at least $50,000. >>> insuranc
at mines run by massey energy. the company that owns the west virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 miners earlier this month. the inspections led to evacuations in three mines because of violations. investigators say those violations reflected a serious disregard for the safety and health of the miners. >>> time now for a look at your forecast. a late-season storm brings 40-mile-an-hour winds, rain and heavy mountain snow from california to the northern rockies. breezy with thunderstorms in the dakotas today. near-record cold in parts of the northeast. up to 2 feet of snow in northern new england. >> a blustery 57 here in new york. 63 in baltimore. 83 in miami. 60s from indianapolis to the twin cities. mostly 50s in the pacific northwest and northern rockies. >>> you could call this literally a case of a diamond in the rough. >> literally? >> yeah, literally. >> workers at a good will in pennsylvania were shocked to find a valuable diamond ring mixed in with a pile of costume jewelry. it is a 2.6 carat european cut diamond and it was spotted by a retired jeweler who helps the chari
to south dakota. rain and thunderstorms from florida to virginia. >> sunny near 70 for much of the northeast. 60s in detroit, chicago and kansas city. mostly 70s in the rockies. 50s from seattle to sacramento. >>> two of the world's top tennis players have reached new heights. literally. >> yeah, robin soderling of sweden and spain's fernando velasco must have felt they were on top of the world. ahead of the barcelona open. look at this. they faced off yesterday in a high-altitude match on the terrace of "w" hotel. and as you can see, they kept things pretty calm. they just gently tapped the ball. >> you can't blame them at 21 floors up, who wants to lunge for a ball? >> doesn't look like there's much of a fence either. >> no. >> scary. we'll be right back. whoo! awake again? here would you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, th
in norfolk, virginia, will handle that prosecution. >>> the nfl has sidelined steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger for violating the league's personal conduct policy. he has been handed a six-game suspension and must undergo behavioral evaluation. as john berman reports, big ben also got a tongue-lashing from the head of the league. >> reporter: super bowl star ben roethlisberger takes his share of hits. but none as stinging as the rebuke from nfl commissioner roger goodell. there is nothing about your conduct, he said, that can remotely be described as admirable. goodell slapped roethlisberger with a six-game suspension. after a 20-year-old college student said he raped her in a bathroom. the local district attorney said there was not enough evidence to press charges. >> you don't have to be convicted of a crime or even charged with a crime. he's got to change the way he behaves. >> reporter: the nfl has been at the forefront of pro sports trying to clean up a men behaving badly image. goodell told players, you are held to a higher standard than the law. >> the nfl is an $8 billion
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standards after the coal mine disaster in west virginia. >>> president obama visits iowa and illinois today for his white house to main street tour. in illinois he will make a speech on financial reform. >>> and a controversial bill on teacher salaries goes up for a vote in georgia. some state lawmakers want to base teachers' pay on students' performance. >>> finally this half hour, a warning about space aliens from renowned astrophysicist stephen hawking. >> in a new documentary the british scientist claims there is intelligent life on other planets but it's too risky for earthlings to interact with them. here's nick watt. >> and liftoff. >> reporter: we are a species obsessed with the question. what else? who else is out there? from "the war of the worlds" to "independence day" we've imagined alien invasions. now stephen hawking says, theoretically this could happen. >> to my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. >> reporter: 100 billion galaxies out there, why would earth be the only populated planet? >> when the smartest man in the world ut
. >>> the recent deadly incidents in that west virginia coal mine and the oil rig on the gulf coast of mexico remind us workplaces are not always safe. >> more americans are killed on the job in the u.s. every year than have been killed in the iraq war. brian ross investigates what some are calling a hidden national tragedy. >> reporter: for years, workers at the tulsa, oklahoma, plant of the country's biggest laundry company cintas performed a very dangerous operation, as seen in company video obtained by abc news. to dislodge the backup of wet uniforms being fed into the huge tumbling dryers, workers would climb onto the moving conveyor belt and give the pile of clothes a good kick, trying to avoid being pulled in. >> it's not like once a week or once a month. it can happen three, four, five times a day. >> reporter: an internal cintas document shows the company knew of the problem by at least 2004, after a worker fell in in an incident that could have resulted in serious injury and possible death. and a former employee who left in 2004 says shutting down the line was frowned upon when he w
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